The CamelBak Vantage 35 is a good walking pack that has a special back ventilation system and comes with an Omega 3 hydration pack. Narrow enough for scrambling, and exceptionally comfortable. But very pricy, and at 1680g it felt heavier than it needed to be, so not ideal for walkers who want a stripped-down, lightweight and simple pack
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The Vantage 35, CamelBak’s first foray into serious walking packs, has a lot to recommend it, so it’s definitely worth checking out – but the price may put you off.
Review by Matt Swaine
First published in Trail magazine September 2010